Architecture and Building

Architecture and building courses train students in imagining, designing and constructing streets, buildings, bridges and so on for the future. The term architecture is used not only to describe physical structures, such as buildings, it also describes the technicalities of designing those buildings, as well as the method of construction. Earning an architecture degree is challenging yet rewarding. As architectures are responsible for the longevity, quality and safety of the structures they build, students must prepare themselves to study for a long period of time acquiring all the practical knowledge and skills. 

Architecture degrees are very popular at universities. Students must possess creative and logical skills to do well in this field. Understanding of mathematics, engineering, modern technologies, and cultural trends is very much essential for studying architecture. In comparison to other degrees, Architecture and Building uses highly practical teaching and learning methodologies which have very little to do with reading and writing.


Architecture programs in Australia are devised in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Architects, and Building programs developed with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB). Specializations available through this discipline include:

  • Interior Design/Decoration;
  • Urban/Regional/Rural Planning;
  • Urban Studies;
  • Environmental Planning;
  • Town Planning;
  • Landscape Design;
  • Construction Management;
  • Building Surveying;
  • Building Design;
  • Cabinet-making/Carpentry;
  • Plumbing/Tiling/Plastering;
  • Drafting;
  • Landscape Gardening.


Architecture and Building programs are offered at the following qualification levels:

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Masters by research/coursework
  • PhD


Career Opportunities 

  • Architect;
  • Landscape Architect;
  • Urban and Regional Planner;
  • Civil Engineer;
  • Plumber;
  • Fibrous Plasterer;
  • Safety Inspector;
  • Carpenter;
  • Building and Construction Manager;
  • Painter;
  • Interior Designer;
  • Construction Plant Operator;
  • Project Manager;
  • Surveyor; and
  • Town Planner.